The pair were close to trading leather at the weekend only for a deal to fall through last minute but ‘Spike has been give a road map and a healthy contract by Golden Boy Promotions that has the winner of Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez as the final destination.
Thudding puncher Golovkin [38(34)-0-1] is renowned for his freakish power – possessing the highest KO percentage in middleweight history – but the Cork fighter suggests he is the bigger of the two hitters and claims the IBF, WBA and WBC world should be worried about the knockout punch he brings to the table.
“The question is will he be able to handle my power. I saw him get caught with a good one in there tonight and it will be a whole different scenario getting caught by me instead of this guy. I am a hard hitting 160lber and he will be bang in trouble if he fights me,” said Spike after watching Golovkin demolish Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night in LA.
The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter was at the StubHub Center for the Cinco De Mayo title fight which came the night after his third-round stoppage of Berlin Abreu at the same venue.
The former Irish champion admits the world name did what he had to do while scoring a second-round knockout, but is adamant he wouldn’t fall under pressure from the pressure fighter.
“He did a good job, I was impressed, but he couldn’t do that against me. He got the job done he looked slow starting the first round, but he done a job done and had a good second round obviously it was good win for him tonight,” the Paschal Collins-trained fighter added.
“I can see flaws in him. I think it will be an entertaining fight. a Mexican style fight, two come forward fighters and I think I’ll be the victor.”
While Martirosyan did, as promised, attack from the off, he didn’t provide a test for the Golovkin. Mahon’s O’Sullivan, who watched from ringside, claims the light middleweight hadn’t enough about him to enable a judgement on whether 36-year-old Golovkin is on the wane.
“It’s hard to tell with the opponent there tonight maybe, like myself last night, he wasn’t on full mode. It was a risky fight for him like my fight last night with bigger fights in the pipeline for us both. I don’t think he was on full par tonight. I think he is a great fighter, it would be a privileged to fight him and put on a show for the fans.”